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Build the foundation for a fulfilling career while interning and living independently overseas.

Kick off your international adventure by exploring Italy and Switzerland before arriving in your new home for the next two months: the modern city of Stockholm. Here, you will learn to navigate modern 9–5 life and thrive in a cross-cultural work environment.

Conclude your semester at Ashridge Executive Education in the UK where you and your cohort will reflect on your journey, further develop your leadership skills, and return home with a leveled-up resume; ready to take on whatever comes next.

Upcoming travel dates:
Fall 2023: Sep. 8 – Nov. 17
Spring 2024: Feb. 16 – Apr. 26

How you'll grow


Program itinerary
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Note: This itinerary is subject to change due to availability and local conditions at the time of departure.

Switzerland 2 days

Orientation: Zurich

2 days Zurich, Switzerland

Fly overnight to Zurich, a global center for business and your base for orientation! Explore the city with your cohort and participate in workshops at EF’s headquarters that will prepare you for the semester ahead.

Italy 4 days

Guided Exploration: Milan

4 days Milan, Italy

Travel from Zurich to Milan by train. Explore this modern metropolis, world-famous for its design industries, with your experienced EF Tour Director. Visit a fashion institute to learn how Milan became the trend-setting powerhouse it is today, then spend a day cruising by boat on scenic Lake Como.

Sweden 8 weeks

Guided Exploration: Stockholm

3 days Stockholm, Sweden

Conclude your guided exploration of Europe in the city that will be your home base for the next eight weeks: Stockholm, Sweden. Settle into your apartment and wander through your new neighborhood; walk the cobblestone streets of Old Town and visit the Nobel Prize Museum to get inspired by ideas that changed the world.

Internship: Starting Out

1 week Stockholm, Sweden

Begin your journey living and working independently abroad! Learn about your internship organization and how to navigate a new city. Get to know your colleagues as you begin working on a few projects.

Internship: Finding Your Groove

6 weeks Stockholm, Sweden

As you settle into your new city and job, spending your days enhancing your professional skills and working on different projects at your internship, enjoy evenings cooking, exploring Stockholm, and hanging with new friends. Make the most of free time on the weekends by planning a trip to a nearby city or town.

Internship: Signing Off

1 week Stockholm, Sweden

During the final week of your internship, you'll complete any outstanding projects and have the opportunity to receive feedback from your mentor. Enjoy a group dinner with your cohort celebrating your accomplishments over the past nine weeks!

United Kingdom 1 week

Wrap-Up: London & Ashridge House

1 week United Kingdom

Travel to London, the final major European city of your semester abroad, with your cohort. Sight-see in the city, then spend time at Ashridge House, an estate in the countryside outside London, where you’ll learn about your own leadership style. Reflect on your experiences over the past ten weeks, return home with the foundation for a fulfilling career.


Program fee

Tuition for this 10-week program is $16,450, and payment plans are available. Tuition includes:

  • Flights and transportation

    Round-trip flights and local transfers to each stop in your itinerary

  • Room and board

    Your accommodations and some of your meals on the trip

  • Activities and excursions

    Activities and excursions as specified in the itinerary led by local guides

  • Global support network

    One-on-one mentorship and 24/7 travel support before and during your program

  • Guided learning

    Program leadership and direction by an EF Student Life Coordinator traveling with the cohort

  • Professional development

    Access to CV and interview coaching, plus our network of internship partners

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